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Unformatted text preview: Houghton Mifflin. Readings are referred to by authors' names on the course outline. Some of the readings are posted at the course Sakai site and noted with an *. Additional readings may be added as relevant court decisions are released. These will be announced in the "Announcements" section of the Sakai site. Course outline Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Introduction What is Law? Adams, p. 3-14 Natural law Adams, p. 15-18, "What is law?" p. 19-22, "Trial of Border Guards" p. 22-33, Nuremberg Trials p. 40-46, "Classical Theories of Law" p. 76-78, St. Thomas Aquinas p. 78-82, "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Positivism Adams, p. 49-54, "Legal Positivism" p. 61-70, "Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals" p. 70-76, "Positivism and Fidelity to Law" reasoning Legal reasoning Bonsignore, chapter 1, p. 1-21 **Brief - State v. Mabrey ** Judicial discretion and legal realism Bonsignore, p. 23-28, "The Judging Process and the Judge's Personality&...
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